For this special section, we seek research, pedagogy, and other articles that explore community first approaches to community-engaged research, teaching, and practice work, and how they can have greater community impact. We especially welcome articles that include and/or incorporate the perspectives and voices of non-academic partners. The editors invite abstracts for articles and rigorous case studies from academics, educators, and researchers that: (a) report research studies focused on community outcomes/impacts, (b) report on, comment on, and/or imagine a variety of ways of defining and measuring community impacts and valuation of CCE; (c) propose new approaches to research, teaching, and practice (in relation to historical and contemporary models, methods, processes, and ethos) intended to share power, resources, and control in CCE partnerships; (d) offer critical insights into the role of CCE and social movements as well as community-based (e.g., ‘collective impact’) processes; (e) provide perspectives on CCE cases that offer guidance to student, faculty, administrative staff, and community partners; or (f) explore innovative university, community, and funder policies and frameworks designed to encourage impactful CCE research, teaching, and practice.
We are particularly interested in contributions that build on the foundations of social justice and ecological sustainability and bring creativity, imagination, and experimentation. Articles should also be rooted in embodied, experiential modes of making, thinking, learning, and doing; oriented toward current and future cultural and social conditions; and concerned with ways that these can be integrated into developing modes of research, teaching, and practice.
The first step in the submission process is to submit a one-page abstract/précis by January 18, 2019 that adequately conveys the focus/plan for the article and includes the author(s)’ contact information, including email address. Invitations to submit an article will be made by email in late January, with invited articles due April 30, 2019.
Please consult general MJCSL submission guidelines at https://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/mjcslg?page=submissions
Reviewing recent past issues of the MJCSL to see the kinds of articles published in this journal will better position the prospective article submitter to receive a favorable reply to their abstract submission.